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Does serevent (salmeterol) work when you have asthma?

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Dr. David Shulan
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Inhaled steroid

Serevent (salmeterol) used without an inhaled steroid will make asthma worse over time.
It needs to be used with an inhaled steroid. This combination is effective making both medications more effective. Most data shows that serevent (salmeterol) does not make asthma worse when used with an inhaled steroid.

In brief: Inhaled steroid

Serevent (salmeterol) used without an inhaled steroid will make asthma worse over time.
It needs to be used with an inhaled steroid. This combination is effective making both medications more effective. Most data shows that serevent (salmeterol) does not make asthma worse when used with an inhaled steroid.
Dr. David Shulan
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In brief: Not recommended

Long acting agonists like serevent (salmeterol) are used in copd.
In asthma this type of drug should only be used in combination with an inhaled steroid. Short-acting agonists like albuterol are the recommended rescue inhalers in the us.

In brief: Not recommended

Long acting agonists like serevent (salmeterol) are used in copd.
In asthma this type of drug should only be used in combination with an inhaled steroid. Short-acting agonists like albuterol are the recommended rescue inhalers in the us.
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